How to Create a Minecraft Server
To create a Minecraft server, start by setting a name for your server. Next, select the Minecraft game version you would like to host. If you choose "Java" version of the Game, you will be asked for the server software and version.
PaperSpigot: Ideal for high-performance needs, PaperSpigot is optimized for servers with a large number of players, reducing lag and improving the overall experience. Choose this if you prioritize efficiency and have a high player count.
Purpur: A fork of PaperSpigot, Purpur offers additional customization and unique gameplay features. It’s a great choice if you want to experiment with new server configurations and gameplay mechanics.
Tuinity: Although no longer actively developed (last update for Minecraft 1.17.1), Tuinity focuses on scalability and performance, suitable for large servers running earlier Minecraft versions.
Spigot: A popular and well-supported server software, Spigot is ideal for those who want a stable platform and wish to enhance their server with a wide range of plugins.
Bukkit: User-friendly and plugin-compatible, Bukkit is a good option for those seeking an easy setup and management experience for their Minecraft server.
Forge: Forge is tailored for servers that plan to use Minecraft mods extensively. It provides robust modding capabilities, making it the preferred choice for mod-heavy servers.
Vanilla: The Vanilla server software is the most basic form of Minecraft, without support for plugins. Choose this for a pure, unmodified Minecraft experience or a simple server setup.